MX23RW : Tuesday, October 16 17:22:40
Nov 18, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,908
LeicesterLeicester City
0-2
Man CityManchester City

Maguire (83')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Jesus (45'), De Bruyne (49')
Kompany (3')

Result: Manchester City coast to win over Leicester City to extend lead in table

Manchester City move nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne have earned Manchester City a 2-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

City struck either side of half time to secure a result which takes Pep Guardiola's side nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Arsenal defeated Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Saturday.

Gabriel Jesus is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City on November 18, 2017© SilverHub

The visitors' total of 34 points from 12 games is a new Premier League record, while hosts Leicester suffer their first defeat since the arrival of new boss Claude Puel.

Guardiola handed a start to Vincent Kompany after two-and-a-half months on the sidelines, but the Belgian's return should have lasted just three minutes after he hauled down Jamie Vardy when through on goal, only for the referee to give the centre-back a yellow card.

There was a huge sense of injustice around the King Power, but Leicester responded in positive fashion and matched City during the opening quarter of the game without creating a chance.

The first opportunity of the game fell the way of David Silva but after receiving the ball inside the area, the Spaniard's resulting shot was tipped over the crossbar by Kasper Schmeichel.

Marc Albrighton and Leroy Sane in action during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City on November 18, 2017© Offside

City suffered a blow just before the half-hour mark when John Stones pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, and the defender was immediately substituted by Guardiola, who introduced Eliaquim Mangala into the action.

Chances remained few and far between but just before the half-time whistle, City edged in front through Jesus, who was well placed to convert from close range after good work from Raheem Sterling and Silva.

Soon after the restart Leicester almost found an equaliser through Harry Maguire, who struck the post with Silva beaten on the line, but it did not take long for City to double their advantage.

The visitors stormed down the other end and, after creating a three-on-two situation, Leroy Sane teed up De Bruyne who lashed a thunderous effort past Schmeichel from outside of the penalty area.

Kevin De Bruyne in action during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City on November 18, 2017© SilverHub

Moments later, Jesus forced an excellent save out of Schmeichel with a volley from inside the six-yard box, before Silva fired over from a similar position

It had quickly become a case of how many would City score, but Guardiola would have been content to see his team spray the ball about the pitch and leave Leicester chasing shadows as the game entered the final quarter.

Kelechi Iheanacho was eventually introduced by Puel for an appearance against his former club, but the Nigerian barely made an impact as City set about running the clock down.

Silva wasted a late chance for the visitors, but it mattered little as City coasted through to the full-time whistle to record a 10th successive win in the top flight.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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